Pacita Abad: Abstract Emotions: Curated by Prof. Dr. Edi Setdyawati, Museum Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
As part of the year-long and worldwide celebration of the Philippine Centennial, commemorating 100 years of independence, the National Gallery in Jakarta presents an exhibition of the works of Philippine artist Pacita Abad at the National Museum, from April 29 to May 17, 1998.
The Minister of Education and Culture opened the exhibit called 'Abstract Emotions'. The one-woman show features Pacita's latest collection of paintings inspired by textiles from Yogjakarta and Sumba, trips to aboriginal lands in Australia's Northern Territory, and by the recent Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. As in most of her works, but especially in her abstractions, the artist who simply signs her canvases "Pacita" exults in the use of strong, brilliant colors in 'Abstract Emotions'.